Light emerges from within words that precariously stand on top of each other, as if they might fall the moment that perfect balance is lost. The artwork states: “One Minute”, echoing recurring aspects of Erwin Wurm’s approach. The bubbly and puffed-up appearance of the pink artwork are reminiscent of plastic balloons and some of the artist’s previous works, while the words refer directly to Wurm’s “One Minute Sculptures”. One Minute wills itself to be a testimony – of the backbone of Wurm’s practice, encompassing how an ephemeral gesture becomes an artwork, how the fleeting becomes permanent.
One Minute, 2023 ©Erwin Wurm
Commissioned by RCRC and Riyadh Art